This illustrated booklet is inspired by the author’s experiences with cancer for over 30 years, initially as a patient, then as an oncology nurse in the NHS and finally, working for the pharmaceutical industry. This interactive evidence-based resource aims to remind healthcare professionals of the constant need to consider the most effective ways to communicate with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Offering a simple approach which anyone can adopt and that should help them in their interactions with someone newly diagnosed with a cancer-related illness. This booklet also provides access to a referenced slide deck with cartoon images and accompanying presenter notes, which could be used to facilitate training and discussion amongst the healthcare community. 30% of the profits from the sale of the publication will be donated to a UK-based cancer charity.